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Is Cricket Sustainable Amid Climate Change?

By: Bella Lee

As concerns about the warming of the Earth grow, questions have begun to surface about the future of cricket.

Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world, with two to three million people playing the sport. This sport is most popular in some South Asian countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, and especially the West Indies. However, with the increasing risks of intense heat, rain, flooding, drought, hurricanes, wildfires, and sea level rise, people are wondering, will cricket be sustainable, despite climate change?

England and Australia, two countries that also play a lot of cricket, have also affected by warm fronts, which get hotter and longer lasting.

Akeal Hosein, a Trinidadian cricketer for the West Indies, said, “It honestly felt like you were opening an oven.”

In conclusion, people have been questioning about the future of cricket in backgrounds at risk of climate change.

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